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Nile River Cruises, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences


  • Nile River cruises are a great way to explore Egypt.
  • Cruise in comfort on the Nile River
  • Refresh in the pool after a day of sightseeing along the Nile
  • There is a wide choice of accommodation while on a cruise
  • Felucca's on the Nile River at sunset are always a great photo opportunity during your Egypt vacation.
  • The mighty Nile River intersecting Cairo, Egypt's largest city
  • Enjoy spectacular sunsets along the Nile River

The longest river in the world, the Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa.  While synonymous with Egypt, the Nile is an international river as its water sources are shared by eleven countries. It is also the heart of river cruising on Egypt tours. 

The northern section of the Nile flows through desert into Egypt and has proven to be the lifeline of Egyptian civilisations since ancient times.  The silt deposited from the annual flooding made the surrounding land incredibly fertile. As a result, the ancient Egyptians, who were mainly farmers, were successful in the cultivation of many crops. When the river flooded each year, the farmers were drafted as labourers to work on building projects like the Pyramids.  The Nile was also very important spiritually and was considered the causeway from life to death to the afterlife.

Just as in ancient times, the Nile is still the primary water source in Egypt today.  It supports much of the population with many of Egypt’s cities, such as Aswan, Cairo and Luxor, located on its banks.  The land is still fertile allowing Egyptians to inhabit otherwise uninhabitable areas of the Sahara Desert.  Visitors on Egypt tours are encouraged to embark on a Nile River cruise where they will get a unique view of some of the country’s most famous sites as they watch five thousand years of history and culture float by.

 


 

Egypt Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to an Egypt vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Egypt, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Egypt's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Egypt for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Egypt tours today!

 

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After your Egypt tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe Tours

 

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Nile River

  • Classic Egypt

    This tour is a true classic designed to give the traveler with limited time a superb introduction to the civilization of Ancient Egypt, focusing on the Nile and its importance to the people.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,423
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Egypt Special

    This tour is a true classic designed to give the traveler with limited time a superb introduction to the civilization of Ancient Egypt, focusing on the Nile and its importance to the people.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,349
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Egypt Tour with Alexandria: Cairo to Cairo

    Explore ancient temples and bustling modern cities on this tour through the centres of Egypt. See artefacts from the tomb of King Tutankhamen in Cairo before exploring the Great Pyramid of Giza and the ancient capital of Memphis. Then head south for a cruise along the Nile River from Luxor to Aswan, marveling at the wealth of temples and ruins, before heading up to Alexandria for a glimpse of its famed library.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,056
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • MS Mayfair: 3 Nights from Aswan

    Enjoy a 3 night leisurely cruise along the beautiful and historic Nile River discovering amazing ancient archaeological sites in Luxor, Kom Ombo and Aswan. Also visit the architectural wonder, the Aswan High Dam.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 631
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring
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  • MS Mayfair: 4 Nights from Luxor

    Enjoy a leisurely 4 night cruise along the beautiful and historic Nile River discovering amazing ancient archaeological sites in Luxor, Kom Ombo and Aswan. Also visit the architectural wonder, the Aswan High Dam, a major engineering feat.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 725
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Nile River Cruise: Creative om Kolthoum Dahabiyas

    The wonders of Upper Egypt are best seen from the river.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,829
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring, Luxury and Beyond
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  • Nile River Cruise: Sonesta St. George

    A Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan is the best way to view many of Egypt's most famous sights on land excursions.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 735
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring, Stays of Distinction
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  • Sanctuary Sun Boat IV Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan

    Cruise down the Nile to explore the majesty of Ancient Egypt. See the tombs of past rulers in the Valley of the Kings and Queens in Luxor, marvel at the well-preserved reliefs of the Temple of Horus is Edfu, and bask in the luxury comforts of a boutique river vessel during your downtime.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,039
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Sonesta Dahabiya from Aswan

    Dahabiyas are upscale, luxurious boutique sailing boats. This stylish river boat was common in Egypt during the days of the monarchy when aristocrats loved to cruise in luxury. Dahabiyas are perfect vessels for families or small groups as they have 4-8 cabins and can be booked on an exclusive basis.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,908
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Sonesta Dahabiya from Luxor

    Dahabiyas are upscale, luxurious boutique sailing boats. This stylish river boat was common in Egypt during the days of the monarchy when aristocrats loved to cruise in luxury. Dahabiyas are perfect vessels for families or small groups as they have 4-8 cabins and can be booked on an exclusive basis.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,893
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Sonesta Moon Goddess: 3 Nights

    Goway's Sonesta Moon Goddess- 3 Nights cruise visits Luxor, Aswan along the beautiful Nile River. Please inquire
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 463
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Sonesta Moon Goddess: 4 Nights from Aswan

    This short Nile cruise from Aswan takes in Upper Egypt’s greatest treasures. Stroll through the world’s greatest open air ‘museum,’ and see architectural marvels, old and new.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 613
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • Sonesta Moon Goddess: 7 Nights from Aswan

    This round-trip Nile cruise from Aswan takes in Upper Egypt’s greatest treasures. Stroll through the world’s greatest open air ‘museum,’ and see architectural marvels, old and new.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,350
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • Sonesta Moon Goddess: 7 Nights from Luxor

    This round-trip Nile cruise from Luxor takes in Upper Egypt’s greatest treasures. Stroll through the world’s greatest open air ‘museum,’ and see architectural marvels, old and new.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,350
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • Sonesta Star Goddess: 3 Nights from Aswan

    Cruise in style and comfort on the luxury Sonesta Star Goddess on the epic Nile River while taking in the ancient delights of Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. This will be an enlightening experience as the history of the Pharaohs unfolds before you.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 768
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • Sonesta Star Goddess: 4 Nights from Luxor

    Enjoy a leisurely luxury cruise through ancient history along the beautiful Nile River with stops in Luxor, Edfu and Aswan taking in all the major archaeological treasures of this amazing region. Also included is a visit to the Aswan High Dam, a major engineering feat.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,032
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring
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  • The Desert Rose

    From Pyramids to Petra, this exceptional 14 day itinerary gives you a unique opportunity to discover the immense heritage and rich history of two interesting countries, Egypt and Jordan.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,671
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • The Oberoi Philae from Aswan

    Enjoy a 4 or 6 night leisurely cruise on a luxury cruise ship along the beautiful and historic Nile River discovering amazing ancient archaeological sites in Luxor, Kom Ombo and Aswan. Also visit the architectural wonder, the Aswan High Dam.
    Duration:
    5-7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,316
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • The Oberoi Philae from Luxor

    Enjoy a leisurely 4 or 6 night cruise on a luxury cruise ship along the beautiful and historic Nile River discovering amazing ancient archaeological sites in Luxor, Kom Ombo and Aswan. Also visit the architectural wonder, the Aswan High Dam, a major engineering feat.
    Duration:
    5-7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,316
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • The Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise

    Enjoy a leisurely 7 night cruise on a luxury cruise ship along the beautiful and historic Nile River discovering amazing ancient archaeological sites in Luxor, Kom Ombo and Aswan. Also visit the architectural wonder, the Aswan High Dam, a major engineering feat.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,468
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Escorted Coach Touring
    Egypt See Trip Details
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